Is there a way for me to say thank you to all the followers and likes on Tumblr that I am missing? Either way…. thanks for the support, to all you wonderful strangers and friends.

Oh, the dog and goat? I’ve been illustrating a novel this year and I’m almost done! These are the main characters. Can’t wait to share….

Is there a way for me to say thank you to all the followers and likes on Tumblr that I am missing? Either way…. thanks for the support, to all you wonderful strangers and friends.

Oh, the dog and goat? I’ve been illustrating a novel this year and I’m almost done! These are the main characters. Can’t wait to share….

Has medicine become too impersonal? An interesting article to illustrate for The Penn Gazette recently. As medicine has grown and expanded so have the practices that come with it. A reflection on these changes as seen through the eyes of a second generation doctor reflecting on his father’s experience– one of an overweening paternalism. This personal and “doctor knows best” approach is considered unacceptable these days.

Some alternative sketches as well. Medical cross ball gag!? Maybe next time.

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This image was a doozy. 8 by 8, the new, beautifully designed soccer magazine from Priest and Grace is gorgeous and with just the first few issues has become a power house of illustration. It was a real honor to get to be included in the current issue. The article details the interesting predicament the English World Cup team finds themselves in playing their first game against Italy in a stadium that is right in the middle of the Amazon jungle. The elements and environment will be unlike anything they have experienced and it’s anyone’s guess how the team will handle it.

 Here’s a link to the magazine website

Players included: Danny Welbeck, Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Michael Carrick, Joe Hart, Steven Gerrard, and Wayne Rooney

Deep in Papua New Guinea, where tribal lines remain thick and most modern amenities are nowhere to be found, one major source of income for the locals are the tourists who trek into the jungles on guided backpacking tours.

Last September, a skilled guide decided to take a trip down a trail less traveled. The company’s trip was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters. The motive appeared to be robbery, but something else was at work—ancient tribal patterns of violence that would inevitably be avenged.

By far one of the most interesting, sad, gruesome, exciting reads I’ve ever had for an illustration. The story is complex and the players can get confusing, machete armed tribesmen attack and kill another set of tribesmen. The victims fellow tribesmen then set out with their own machetes to avenge the murders. This is the way of life for these people. Eye for an eye. Sadness, but vengeance. Mourning, but revenge.

These are the complexities I wanted to balance with the art. Set the mood between horrific and mellow, emotional but “armed”. At quick glance the men in the image could be mistaken for the original attackers, but with a closer read and an understanding of the mud masks they wear (traditional death masks of mud and ash) as a symbol of mourning, I hope it is evident these men are in pain.

The story is long, but I really suggest you read it, it’s incredibly fascinating. A very interesting look into cultural tourism, tribalism, violence, morals, and economics… Read here

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An unconventional job, but fun none the less! Raw Meat is a pretty specific magazine for a pretty specific crowd I’d say. The three articles had similar themes so the challenge was to diversify the images, but still tie them together visually. I think palette really helped with that.

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